A SOLUTION KNOWN AROUND THE WORLD

Notable Public Banks

by region

  • Bank of North Dakota (founded 1919)
  • ATB Financial (Alberta, Canada, founded 1938)
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (founded 1946)

  • Banco do Brazil (founded 1808, one of world's oldest banks, second largest in Latin America)
  • Banobras (Mexico, founded 1933)
  • Banco de la Nación (Argentina, founded 1891, largest in nation)

  • KfW (Germany, founded 1948)
  • Sparkasse (Germany, founded 1778, largest in Europe)
  • Belfius (Belgium, founded 1860)
  • Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (founded 1850)
  • La Banque Postal (France, 20 million customers)

  • National Bank of Egypt (founded 1898, largest in nation)
  • Banque Misr (Egypt, founded 1920, nationalized 1960)

  • Sberbank (Russia, founded 1841)
  • VTB Bank (Russia, founded 1990)

  • Emirates NBD (Dubai, founded 1963)
  • National Commercial Bank (Saudi Arabia, founded 1953)
  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (founded 1985)
  • Bank Melli Iran (founded 1927, largest in Mid-East)

  • ICBC China (founded 1984, largest in the world)
  • Japan Post (founded 2003)
  • State Bank of India (founded 1955, largest in India)
  • Chunghwa Post (Taiwan, founded 1930)

  • Queensland Treasury Corporation (founded 1988)
  • Tonga Development Bank (founded 1977)

Sources: Marois, T. (2021). The World of Public Banks. In Public Banks: Decarbonisation, Definancialisation and Democratisation (pp. 28-55). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.; Orbis BankFocus (Bureau VanDijk) database; Sparkasse Financial Group Financial Report 2020; Bank of North Dakota Annual Report 2020.

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